Classic Scoops: The Best Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Parlors

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The 1950’s were all about good, old-fashioned American fun. It was poodle skirts, lettered jackets and meeting up at the neighborhood ice cream parlors. Half a century later, these chill meet-up spots are thankfully still aplenty and open to make your sweet tooth’s whipped cream dreams come true. Get ready for a spoonful of nostalgia as your flip through the coolest spots for serving up retro root beer floats and vintage vanilla sundaes in America.

Homer’s Ice Cream – Wilmette, Il

Homer’s Ice Cream has racked up impressive awards during its 60 years in business. Named Top Ten in the Country by Bon Appetit and Best in Chicago by Chicago Magazine Homer’s Ice Cream is quite the media darling. It’s easy to understand why—the ice cream is just that good!

Insider Scoop: Tough guys like ice cream too! Legend has it that Al Capone had a lakefront house nearby the shop and was a frequent visitor of Homer’s back in the day.

Online: Homer’s Ice Cream

Photo courtesy of Homer's Ice Cream

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— Aimee Della Bitta

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